(click on small pictures to see larger ones)
Here's a great shot of Daniel.
||Christmas was with the Lynn parents. Brian,
Shiela, Steven and Lissie came up to be with us. Paba came
over for the day. We had several activities and games that added to
We spent Thanksgiving with the Lynn parents and Paba,
and we all had a very good time. The following weekend we were able
to see Dad Mohr, Mike, Sharon and Daniel at the Mohr's Florida
house. Check out some pictures.
See more pictures
- Brian, Shiela, Lissie and Kristan came to visit. We mostly
talked a lot and visited Paba. We had fun. Mark was able to drive
Shiela's Mini Cooper... what a COOL little car.
- Vel and Carl came out and we had a very good time. After
going out to eat, we came home and watched Top Secret... a very
old slap stick comedy. Carl and Vel were able to stay the night
and on Sunday we went to IHOP for breakfast.
||The Highland Manor Nursing Home had a halloween
party for the residence. Paba had a great time. He even danced
with others and was cheered on by many. The workers there love him.
- Laura and her mother are enjoying women's retriet at
Indian Creek Camp. They did the same last weekend and had much
- Both Mark and Laura's jobs are going very well. Mark is being
introduced to a great variety of management issues and is loving
the learning, even with the unavoidable headaches.
- Dad Mohr is doing well and is continuing to exercise,
gaining his previous strength. Mike and Dad Mohr are both
going to FL to do some repairs to the property this weekend. It
will be a quick trip for them.
picture was printed in a nationally distributed TV listing publication
called Happiness. Check it out.
||Mark and Laura received email from Jose,
our Spanish Exchange Student from two years ago (I can't believe it's
been that long). We sure miss him. See pictures
Marty and Katina have this special package on the way. We're
Lynnita were married on this day. See
||We went to the Rice Parents' farm and had
a great time for two days with all there. David, Tim and Jonathan
came down from VA and Colleen came from GA. Many came from the Collegedale
area. Laura and Mark had to leave on Sunday night, but many were able
to stay for one or two more days.
||Mark just tested the big printer, purchased
to print flash cards. It handles heavy stock well. The network card
that is in it doesn't seem to work. The vendor is shipping a new one.
But the printer puts out very high quality print.
||Mark bought Adobe's PageMaker to try some
of the publication type efforts with that tool.
||Mark began doing some work for Dr. Robert
Ladd in his three practices, examining the billing, computer and management
responsibilities. It's been rewarding so far.
Jamie, Jim, Josh, Tracy, Lynnita and Jordyn came to Nashville
to see us. We had a GREAT time. Here are some pictures.
||We added a gallery
page for groups of shots. Check it out.
||A picture of Laura's new car is below in
the July 16 entry
Here are some pictures of Lynnita and Bob that were sent to me.
Thanks Lynnita. (Of course, click on the pictures to see a larger
We bought a car for Laura! It's a 1998 Buick Skylark Custom, and
is a very nice car for the money. We like having the V6.
We finally have our new phone number via an ISDN line. Having a
channel (phone line) for the computer and another channel for talking
is great! The 64k is well below that of DSL or cable but this is
much faster than the 24k connections we had before. It is also very
cheap considering it's the equivalent of two phone lines.
Over the past couple of weeks Mark has made several changes to
our apartment, including installing a ceiling fan (with remote),
installing a dishwasher and a garbage disposal. To complete the
disposer and dish washer, he installed a new 20 amp circuit which
he's never done before. Mark now understands house wiring much better
and is ready to tackle a 220 volt circuit or a sub-box. But there's
no need until we start putting up our shop. Next he installed dryer
duct work and two dryer exaust vents through block. He learned much
about controlled chisling in order to have a smooth 4 inch round
hole centered in the hollow portion of a block.
The Spanish language is occupying much of Mark's time now and he's
||Paba came home for lunch and supper.
We had a good time celebrating his 83rd birthday. He was walking better
than he has been. He still needs assistence for walking, but is mostly
able to support himself. Several days ago he came back from the Parthanon
Pavillion, where he underwent care and examination to determine the
proper medicines for him. He's doing better and we're sure glad.
Mom Lynn has another new kitty and he's VERY cute.
Paba enjoying a meal at the Parthenon Pavilion (he's being tested
for proper medication).
Today we took the Deer to Indian Creek Camp. But many of us spent
some time with her first. Here's a shot I took, then modified. The
right one is the original <smile>
Less found a young deer on the side of the road. We are caring
for it for a while to find a home for it. It's young enough to require
bottle feeding, and it sure is cute. We have some pictures of it
with the new kitty.
Mom Lynn got a new little kitty. As yet it has no
name, but it sure is cute. He had lived in a barn but within a day
he was showing signs of actually enjoying the presence of humans.
He now loves to play and be with people, and is VERY curious about
- It's campmeeting time here at Highland. Mom Lynn is working
at the ABC locally and the 3 minute drive is much better than
her usual 30 minute drive.
- We're still seing Paba every day.
- We were able to see our good friend Caleb. It's been
too long since we've seen him.
- We've been very busy. The apartment downstairs was recarpeted,
we prepared for the LE (Literature Evangelist) picnic lunch that
Dad and Mom Lynn host each year, Mark finally was able to test
the big printer and discover that a different one is needed, our
car needed attention, etc. But that's just the way life goes.
||The LE (Literature Evangelist) picnic lunch
was held today.
||The downstairs apartment was finally carpeted!
We have visited Paba several times each day now. The nursing
home is having special days this week, like "Groovy Tuesday"
where the theme was 60's type clothes. Today was "Hee Haw Day"
so Paba wore jeans, suspenders and a straw hat, and he carried a
small stuffed cow with him. Tomorrow is "Disney Day" so
Laura and Mom Lynn fixed some decorations with that theme and we
will take them to him in the morning.
Mark and Laura went to see him again at 9:00 PM, but he was already
asleep so we let him rest.
The first day in the nursing home was a bit rough on him, but Paba
seems to be liking it now. He's getting to know several of the employees
and is beginning to view them as friends. At first he was
suspicious of all of them, which made it very hard on him. We were
so glad to see him happier yesterday and today.
||Mark took Paba to Highland Manor
Nursing Home today, and spent most of the day there. Fortunately,
the nursing home is less than 2 miles from our home. The evening
and the next morning were rough on Paba because he was suspicious
of the workers there. Mark spent much of the next day there also,
and Paba began to settle down.
||We have visited Paba frequently yesterday
and today, and stayed for long periods. We took his favorite meal
to him for lunch... Mom Lynn's Tacos.
||Paba fell two days before and had
a bad bruise and may have further hurt his back. We took him to the
hospital and he is there now. One of us stayed with him on this first
night so he would not be so disoriented.
Paba (Sam), Laura, Mark and Dad Mohr went to Lincoln Nebraska.
It was great. Paba was able to see all of his brothers and sisters
there. That's something to which he has looked forward for a long
time. See a page
of many pictures.
There are pictures of the 1967 427 Cobra that Laura and I drove
also. I must put the picture of Laura driving the Cobra here too.
I love it. <smile>
||The ClearBall Promotional Packet is almost
done. I hope it will help open the doors to sales other than eBay.
I will try hard and anxiously await results. :-)
learned of Daniel's official adoption to Michael and Sharon (see the
new March 17th entry). Daniel was part of our family already, but
it's nice to be official.
||My Aunt Esther is out of the hospital,
(YEAH!) is doing very well and is gaining strength each day. She can't
drive for a little while and it's torture for her <smile>. Our
thoughts are with her.
Laura and Mark were able to see our good friends Marty and Katina
in Silver Spring, Maryland. We had a great weekend.
||My Aunt Esther was in the hospital
and is doing well. Thanks for calling, Uncle Roy.
||Sharon and Michael celebrated their
6th wedding anniversary and we were fortunate celebrate with them.
||We went to Gatlinburg TN and had a great
time with our friends Michael and Sharon. We had a 5 mile hike
in the Smoky Mountains in the rain. It was GREAT. It was also nice
to get into the hot tub after that.
5 Years! Woo HOOO! <smile>
This is our 5th wedding anniversary. We are going to Gatlinburg
next weekend to celebrate with our great friends, Michale and Sharon.
That will be fun.
to Michael and Sharon was official on this date!
- Laura and Mark went out to eat with our good friends Laura
and Troy at an Ethiopian restaurant. We had a lot of fun.
- Laura was given kudos and a raise (for lack of an easier
way to state it) at work for her great service.
- We've sold over 50 flash card packs and started selling laminated
packs. (See our ClearBall
||We topped 1 flash
card pack per day. OK, OK, but it makes me happy. :-) ...And they
are well worth it if you are learning Spanish! (end of unexpected
- The Lynn parents went to Florida for a business trip on which
they will have fun too. They came back today.
- Today, our flash cards
reached a sales of one per day (20 days). Not much, but still
a little bit nice. Now I expect to take over the world. :-)
Flash Card sales are doing pretty well for just starting and only
using ebay. :-) We've sold about 17 packs in the 20 days that we've
been selling. That's not enough to make any real money, but it's a
start, and who knows? It could grow.
||Laura and Mark went to Alabama to see Lynnita,
Jordyn and the rest of the gang there. It was a fun visit. Unfortunately,
we forgot our camera. :-)
||Ranae came for the weekend. Robbie's
grandmother died. Our thoughts are with the family.
||Organized the News pages so this page would
- Dad Mohr had a previously scheduled operation, and he's
doing very well.
- Created the start of the Clear
Ball web site for selling Spanish Flash Cards. Currently it's
a page off our home page. Later, it will be a separate site.
||I started posting Spanish flash cards on
ebay. We'll see if they sell. It's fun anyway, and I originally designed
them for my own use anyway. If I make a buck, I'll be in luck. (Sorry.)
- Added pictures of Chiko to "Personal Lives"
- Updated our resumes
- Corrected some errors on our work page, it is not updated yet
||Laura H., a friend of ours, came over and we
had a very good evening.
We visited the Rice parents, Joel and Diane, and Nathan, et
al. It was a good relaxing time. The talks and playing with
the kids were very fun.
We visited the Mohrs and were able to see Melissa
who was here from California. It was very good to see Dad Mohr,
Melissa, Michael, Sharon, Daniel, Grandma Evans, Darwin, Robbie,
Ranae and others.